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On October 13, the Springfield, Missouri City Council, on a vote of 6-3, approved a bill expanding the city’s non-discrimination ordinance to include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes.
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The New York Attorney General has charged a regional bank with engaging in illegal discrimination by intentionally ignoring predominantly African-American neighborhoods in Buffalo. ...more
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